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How does diabetic peripheral neuropathy affect the body?

One of the complications of diabetes is high blood glucose levels. If blood glucose levels are not managed well, this can cause nerve damage throughout the body. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects the group of nerves in the feet, legs, arms, and hands. Prolonged exposure to high blood glucose levels can weaken the blood vessels and deprive the nerves of oxygen and other nutrients, which gradually leads to nerve damage over time. Peripheral neuropathy is the most common type of neuropathy in diabetics.

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